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Miguel Olivo hit a solo home run, Kevin Millwood won consecutive starts for the first time since May and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 39th homer, a two-run drive into the second deck, but it wasn't enough to keep Ricky Romero from losing his 13th straight decision.
Millwood (6-12), who entered 1-6 in nine career starts at Toronto, allowed two runs and two hits in five innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since winning three straight from May 13-23. The right-hander, who walked one and struck out three, has won just three of 19 starts since.
Shawn Kelley and Josh Kinney each got four outs for Seattle, and Tom Wilhelmsen earned his 26th save in 29 chances.
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Diamond in the rough
It’s hard to get excited about the Mariners after their seemingly playoff bound run has all but been extinguished.
Thought’s of ’95 will have to remain in our fondest memory bank, as we look towards next season with the glimmer of hope that we actually are getting better. Record wise that is.
A tough weekend series with Oakland didn’t supply much on...
The 2012 season has been better for Seattle Mariners veteran Kevin Millwood than his record -- 6-12 with a 4.25 ERA -- might suggest. He's been part of a combined no-hitter, and he has 14 quality starts among his 28 starts. However, given that the Mariners have a crop of pitchers rated among the best in baseball, the 37-year-old right-hander, who will be a free agent at season...
Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak didn't play Tuesday in Toronto, which is no surprise given that his average has been under .200 virtually the entire second half of the season. He's been out of the lineup three times in five games since Sept. 5, which is what happens when a middle-of-the-lineup hitter has a .189 average and a .312 on-base percentage in September...
North of the Border
After being swept the Mariners (67-74) retreat North and take on the Blue Jays (64-75) who just finished sweeping the Red Sox.
The M’s just need one more victory to surpass their winning record from last season.
Pitching match ups:
Game 142: RHP – Erasmo Ramirez vs. RHP – Brandon Marrow
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Ramirez gets a chance to make...
The structure of the Seattle Mariners' rotation, which was already in flux with manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis factoring recent call-ups Erasmo Ramirez and Hector Noesi into the puzzle, is up in the air. Kevin Millwood, who came out of Wednesday's game with shoulder tightness, isn't certain if he's going to be healthy enough to make a start next...
Back to the loss column
After a 2-5 homestand, the Seattle Mariners take off for Toronto and Texas this week, in a trip that can hopefully see them get back to winning some ballgames.
With the wild card race seemingly out of the picture, the Mariners can now focus on some developing talent that was brought up for September.
Not only that, but hopefully we can play spoiler a bit too...
Felix Hernandez lit up for third loss in a row
Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 7
When: 7:07 ET, Thursday, September 13, 2012
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Temperature: 73 degrees
Umpires: Home — Jerry Meals, 1B — Scott Barry, 2B — Gary Darling, 3B — Paul Emmel
1. Powering up
The Mariners continue to flash strong power numbers away from...
Kyle Seager homered and came within a triple of the cycle, Erasmo Ramirez pitched seven innings for his first major league win and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Starting for the first time since June 30, Ramirez (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits, setting down nine straight at one stretch. He walked one and struck out six.
Chris Hansen has a ticket to shop.
His list is short: Find an NBA franchise willing to sell and bring professional basketball back to Seattle.
Hansen, the investor trying to build a new arena, said Thursday that the league has been closely watching what's taking place in the Pacific Northwest and a renegotiated memorandum of understanding between Hansen and the city council...
Can it be only two years since so many people wanted to run Edwin Encarnacion out of Toronto? He became known as E5 for his erratic throws from third base. And he never came through with any consistency on the promise he showed with a 26-homer season for the Cincinnati Reds in 2008. However, Encarnacion persevered through wrist and hand injuries, and the Blue Jays stayed with...
Pitching on nine days' rest didn't work. So what is next for Ricky Romero? The Blue Jays left-hander lost his 13th consecutive decision in his past 14 starts when the Seattle Mariners beat Toronto 3-2 on Wednesday. Romero tied the club record for consecutive losing decisions, set by Tom Underwood in 1978-79. He allowed eight hits, four walks and three runs in four-plus...
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 40th home run, Adam Lind also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 8-3 Thursday night to send Felix Hernandez to his third straight loss.
Encarnacion hit a three-run drive into the second deck in left in a five-run fourth inning as the Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep. Lind hit a two-run shot to right in the first.
After the rubber game of a three game series with the Yankees is over Thursday, the Red Sox will try to finish off this terrible season on a high note. It will start with a three game series with the Blue Jays in Toronto. MLB odds favor the Blue Jays in the first game, and other than Clay Buckholz pitching in the 2nd game of the series, the Sox don’t have the greatest...